Steven Gerrard and co will have to supposedly blowout their whole transfer budget of £6m if they want to land Hibernian’s FC talented midfielder John McGinn. The midfielder has been instrumental for his side this term and it is expected that there will be quite a few suitors for him given the fact that his contract is ending in 2019.
Rangers have failed to impress this season as their arch-rivals Celtic have dominated the Scottish Premiership this term and one expected better from the Gers. They were recently thrashed 4-0 by their rivals in the Scottish Cup semi-finals and that seemed to be the final nail in the coffin for their former manager Graeme Murty who was sacked. They have taken a huge punt by appointing the inspirational former Liverpool midfielder who doesn’t have much of managerial experience behind him.
Gerrard will be looking to shake up the squad to mount a better challenge next term and the addition of McGinn will certainly boost their chances as he has been crucial for the Hibs this term. The 23-year-old central midfielder has managed six goals and eight assists this term but more than the attacking output, he has kept his team ticking in the middle of the park, which is expected from a top-class midfielder.
It will be interesttng to see whether Neil Lennon will let his prized asset go. His assistant, Garry Parker recently talked about the midfielder’s transfer speculation and said,”I heard they’re looking to spend £6m – so are they going to put all their money into buying one player? That’s £6m for us to go and choose some players, then.”
He further added,”If we’re going to lose those sort of players we have to bring quality players in to replace them. We finished fourth this year – we have to get people in to help us get higher than that because that’s our aim.”
It will be interesting to see whether Gerrard will look to blow up his transfer budget on just one player. They can certainly improve their financial position by selling some of the deadwood at the club and it is expected that there will be some departures which in return will bring more funds to recruit other players. McGinn will certainly walk into the Gers first eleven but only time will tell whether Gerrard will splurge so much on one particular player.